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How much does Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Volvo V70 $312 $241.80 $70.00 10% $349.30
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $156 $71.97 $84.00 22% $200.97
2004 Nissan Altima $366 $296.46 $70.00 9% $403.96
2013 Lexus LS460 $252 $167.98 $84.00 15% $296.98
2013 Audi A8 Quattro $215 $130.56 $84.00 17% $259.56
2003 Porsche Boxster $903 $819.08 $84.00 4% $948.08
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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

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Jamahl

17 years of experience
703 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
Courteous, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely use services again.
2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - DELTONA, FLORIDA

Nathan

14 years of experience
95 reviews
Nathan
14 years of experience
Nathan was professional, knowledgeable, and quick to get to work. He came prepared with an extra part, just in case, and I actually needed it due to a prior misdiagnosed code from Autozone. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a mobile mechanic.
2007 DODGE CALIBER - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID REPLACEMENT - AUSTIN, TEXAS

Patrick

8 years of experience
83 reviews
Patrick
8 years of experience
Patrick went above and beyond to fix my old car. I can't say enough great things about him. He very professional and knowledgeable.
2007 HYUNDAI SONATA - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Diego

18 years of experience
208 reviews
Diego
18 years of experience
Friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely be recommended.
2007 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - BUCKEYE, ARIZONA

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